Origin: Labrador City, Labrador, Newfoundland
The Krystals were a rock and roll band from the Labrador City/ Wabush area of Newfoundland and Labrador. They formed in November, 1966 by Maurice (Moe) Caines (a former singer/guitar player of the Keatniks), Stan Erbrink, together with Tommy Hynes and Cecil Luca. After a few lineup changes in the last two years of the existence of "The Krystals" the band consisted of Lloyd Thornhill (vocals, guitar), Roland (Rolly) Gaudet (drums), Ray March (keyboards) and Stan Erbrink (vocals, bass).
This self-produced and financed album was was recorded at R.C.A. studios in Montreal in November 1970 in a quantity of 2000 and was released in January, 1971. With the exception of 'The Creepin' Fuzz', which was written by Thornhill, the album contains cover tunes such as Simon & Garfunkel, The Hollies, and Chicago. Stan notes, "The recording was done in a tiring continuous session of 18 hours; it was an arduous job and this possibly explains the slight lack of quality. The reason for making the record was that I wanted to leave a palpable reminder of 'The Krystals' to the people of Labrador City after five years of playing music there. In the beginning of October, 1971 I went to work in South Africa, and that was also the end of the band."
"Can't Have" is featured on "Wyld Canada Vol 6: My Delight" compilation.
With notes from Stanislaus J. Th. Erbrink.